Vol. 16, No. 2 • May 2012

Post-Adoption Support in North Carolina

North Carolina knows families created by adoption are different from families created by birth. Because adoption is a lifelong experience, it is our responsibility to provide you with support to help your family stay healthy and stay together.

The NC Division of Social Services contracts with different agencies to provide post-adoption services in each region of the state. Support can include information and referral services, education and training, support groups, respite care, advocacy services, crisis assistance, case management and service planning, in-home family preservation, counseling, or mentoring. Services may differ by region, but one thing is true across the state: these agencies really want to help you. All of the services are free. Why not take advantage of them?

If you know other adoptive families in your area, please tell them about these free services. If you are a foster parent considering adoption, know that our support does not end after the adoption is finalized. As an adoptive parent, you are making a commitment for a lifetime. We will be here when you need us.

Post-Adoption Support Providers in North Carolina
July 1, 2011

Region 1
Barium Springs, call 800/320-4157
Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Transylvania, EBCI

Region 2
Children’s Home Society, call 800/778-9955
Counties: Avery, Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey

Region 3
Barium Springs, call 866/667-3398
Counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, Wilkes

Region 4
Children’s Home Society, call 800/778-9955
Counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Union

Region 5
Children’s Home Society
Counties: Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin call 800/632-1400, Ext. 353

Iredell and Rowan call 800/778-9955

Region 6
Children’s Home Society, call 800/632-1400 Ext. 353
Counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph

Region 7
Another Choice, call 800/774-3534
Counties: Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland

Region 8
Center For Child And Family Health, call 855/596-5015
Counties: Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Nash, Johnston, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson

Region 9
Children’s Home Society, call 910/703-1859
Counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson

Region 10
Children’s Home Society, call 866/73-4173
Counties: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

Region 11
Easter Seals UCP, call 252/636-6007
Counties: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt


~ Family and Children's Resource Program, UNC-CH School of Social Work ~